Marvel May Push Black Widow Back Again

Lawrence Kim
September 16, 2020

While Disney has yet to confirm another Black Widow delay, it wouldn't be surprising in light of Warner Bros. recent decision to push back Wonder Woman 1984's release until Christmas Day. But now, it looks like the film might not arrive in time for its fall premiere after all. It will be just the latest delay for Black Widow due to the ongoing pandemic, which pushed the Scarlett Johansson comic book movie back from its initial May release date.

Black Widow may have to go into hiding for a few more months. But while the former (and now the latter) were dropped on the streaming platforms to avoid a box office bomb, the release of Soul on Disney+ will likely see more success along the lines of previous animated films released early to the service, like Pixar's Onward and Disney's Frozen II.

The release date changes also follow the recent releases of Disney's Mulan and Christopher Nolan's Tenet not doing as well as hoped (more like disasters), as Mulan has been the center of controversy and tanked in China, and regarding Tenet, while it's doing okay internationally, it barely managed to bring in $30 million in the US though it opened in 3000 theaters, albeit with social-distanced seating (moviegoers still didn't come out to see it). But Disney may have miscalculated by revealing that Mulan will be available for free on Disney+ in December.

If Black Widow is delayed again, it will likely trigger a domino effect on the release dates for Marvel's next round of films, starting with Eternals, which is now scheduled for release on February 12, 2021.

There is also some talk of Soul moving to Disney+. It's unknown when the new Black Widow release date would be. Let us know in the comment section below! This affiliate advertising program also provides a means to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

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